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The DC LERA Board of Governors invites
you to the monthly luncheon meeting...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Current Issues at the NLRB

John F. Ring
Chairman, National Labor Relations Board


We are pleased to announce that Chairman Ring will be our guest speaker at our upcoming luncheon on Tuesday, May 21st. He will discuss interesting, important and contentious issues pending before the Board. For example the Board’s request for public comment on how the 2014 changes in NLRB Election Rules are working. Another is its announced Rulemaking proceeding on the issue of what constitutes joint employment. A third is the Board’s public briefing on an employer’s right to limit its employees’ personal use of the employer’s email system.

John F. Ring was confirmed as a NLRB Member on April 11, 2018 and designated as Chairman the next day by President Trump.Prior to his appointment to the NLRB, Chairman Ring was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the Morgan, Lewis & Bockius law firm. During his 30 years with the firm he represented client interests in all aspects of labor law, including collective bargaining, workforce restructuring, employee benefits, labor-management related counseling and litigation. Most recently, he served as co-chair of the firm’s labor/management practice in the D.C. office. Chairman Ring received his J.D. and B.A. from Catholic University of America. Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating and authoritative review of critical national labor relations issues now before the Board.

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Please pre-register for this event!

  • Time: Sign-in begins: 11:30 / Lunch: 12:00 / Presentation and Q&A: 12:45-1:15

  • Lunch: Sandwiches, pasta salad and a tossed salad, with a desert and drinks

  • Price: $5 – Please pay at the door. PayPal is not available.

  • Walk-ins OK, but please register by emailing your name and affiliation to Jackie Brown at jbrown@teamster.orgso we can order enough food. Thanks!

  • Hosted by International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Uber– 25 Louisiana Ave NW (at corner with D St.)

Metro Red Line to Union Station – walk 2 blocks southwest to Teamsters

Driving – Parking is available at the Liaison Hotel, 415 New Jersey Ave, not far from the west end of the Teamsters Building at the corner of New Jersey Ave and D street.


The DC LERA is on the forefront of tidal changes in national labor policies. Battles between powerful political forces in Washington will determine the future of work for decades to come. We are a non-partisan forum in Washington where these conflicting ideas and ideologies coexist.
We sponsor a series of monthly luncheons on crucial economic, legal, and social issues in employer–employee relations. Thanks to our location, DC LERA draws support from the Washington policy community, with members and speakers from government, universities, unions, think tanks, and policy advocate organizations. Our luncheon programs offer great opportunities for labor rela­tions professionals, union leaders, policy special­ists, scholars, and students to express their views, enrich their knowledge and expand their networks.
A special dimension of DC LERA’s program is international labor relations. We are honored and privileged that representatives of Washington’s diplomatic delegations are active participants in our Chapter. They learn, but they also give back. Attachés and counselors give us inside views of labor relations in Asia and Europe.
We invite you to join us in this fascinating journey. You can join or renew by clicking here. Questions? Please send an email to Pat McHugh at  Thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to seeing you at our great events!  Your tax adviser should confirm that your payment is tax deductible as dues paid to a non-profit professional association.
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